Date: Feb 16, 2001 6:11 AM
Author: Heinz Lueneburg
Subject: Re: [HM] Bombelli: Cube root of Complex Nos.

Yesterday, I wrote

>

> "Numero sano" means integer. The latin "sanus" is already used

> by Leonardo Pisano in this sense. Also polynomial expressions

> are called "sano" by Bombelli to distinguish them from fractions

> with polynomial enumerators and denumerators. I have the vague

> feeling that Nunes uses the same word in the same sense. I shall

> try to figure it out.

In the meantime, I checked my excerpts from Nunes "Libro de algebra ..."

There the word sano occurs only once: ... ninguno sano entendimiento ... .

This means, of course, different things.

It should read "denominators" instead of "denumerators" above.

Regards, Heinz Lueneburg